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Arizona reports 2,916 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths Saturday

Sep 25, 2021, 8:38 AM | Updated: Sep 26, 2021, 8:25 am
A woman gets a COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot in the "Im Lauesch" nursing home of Strasbourg, eastern...

A woman gets a COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot in the "Im Lauesch" nursing home of Strasbourg, eastern France, Friday, Sept.24, 2021. France is recommending that people with pre-existing health problems and those over 65 receive a third shot six months after their second dose. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

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PHOENIX —

PHOENIX – Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 2,916 new COVID-19 cases and 69 additional deaths from the disease.

The latest documented totals are 1,081,790 infections and 19,806 fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have been easing downward recently, with people who aren’t fully vaccinated accounting for nearly all of the serious illnesses and deaths.

The number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals Friday was 1,834, an increase of eight from the previous day.

The number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients was 519, up five from the previous day.

The dashboard also showed that 4,149,483 people (57.7% of the state’s population, based on 7,189,020 residents) have received at least one dose of vaccine in Arizona and 3,672,479 people are fully vaccinated (51.1% of the population). The nationwide rates are 64.1% with at least one dose and 55.1% fully vaccinated, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state health department’s daily updates present case and death data after the state receives statistics and confirms them, which can lag by several days or more. They don’t represent the actual activity over the past 24 hours. The hospitalization numbers posted each morning are reported electronically the previous evening by hospitals across the state.

Free federally authorized vaccines are widely available and highly effective in preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19, including the predominant and more contagious delta variant.

For details about statewide vaccine availability, the ADHS website has a vaccine-finder page with locations and other information.

For information about metro Phoenix vaccine availability, Maricopa County Public Health has a locator page that lists pharmacies, government-run sites, health clinics and pop-up distribution events. Appointments may be required depending on the provider.

The minimum age to receive the Pfizer shot is 12, and it’s 18 for the other available versions, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, has no impact on some people and is seriously debilitating or fatal for others. Infected people without symptoms — which include but are not limited to cough, fever and difficulty breathing — are capable of spreading the virus.

Information about where to get tested for COVID-19 can be found on the ADHS website.

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Arizona reports 2,916 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths Saturday